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By Terry Bisson

Bears become aware of Fire is the 1st brief tale assortment via the main acclaimed technological know-how fiction writer of the last decade, writer of such very good novels as Talking guy and Voyage to the pink Planet. It brings jointly nineteen of Bisson's best works for the 1st time in a single quantity, between them the darkly comedian name tale, which garnered the field's optimum honors, together with the Hugo, Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus awards.

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Sure. " "John F. Kennedy. Somehow your generation has lost sight of the ideals they died for. " "No. But what about the Fourteenth Amendment? " "Certainly it does. To you as an individual, and to your young man as well. " "Under the Melanin Heritage Act, your genetic material is a national resource, which America is now claiming for all its people, not just for a privileged few. " "And their descendants as well. But genetic material, being immortal, can be neither slave nor free. It is an irreplaceable natural resource, like the forests or the air we breathe.

The Sergeant Major is the Marriage Counselor. Has been ever since the Declaration of Marital Law, under the Ozone Emergency Act. " "I hope not. Take a seat, in those hard chairs, until I call you. " "NEXT! At ease. " "We need to get the counseling for—" "I wasn't talking to you. " "Uh, yes, sir! " "Speak up. And don't call me sir. I'm not an officer. " "This is ridiculous. Yusef already told you—" "Did I ask you to speak, young lady? " "No. Sergeant. " "Then shut up. " "We want to get married.

Dr. ) was saying something now, but the voice was receding from me. I tried again to lift my hand; I can't remember whether or not I succeeded. I felt a sudden strong sense of shame, as if I had been caught doing something terribly, irrevocably wrong; then the shame was gone. It had blown away. There seemed to be a wind blowing through the room as if a new door had opened. My skin grew cooler and seemed to be expanding; I felt like a balloon being inflated. In those first moments, I didn't have the experience of which so many have spoken, of floating upward and looking down on their own bodies.

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